Grace supports all areas of the research and consulting team, supporting charities to measure their impact and develop theories of change. She works on NPC’s Data Labs project, helping to establishing data labs in health, education and employment and supporting the running of the Justice Data Lab. Grace is currently researching the role of the voluntary sector in criminal justice for an upcoming report which will highlight the added value of charities working with offenders, as well as the current threats and opportunities the sector faces.
The role of the voluntary sector in youth justice policy is one area of particular interest to Grace. Before joining NPC she volunteered part time as a researcher on the Prison Reform Trust’s review into the over-representation of looked after children in the criminal justice system, exploring the systematic disadvantages children in care face in the UK. She also worked for a charity helping care leavers make the often complex transition from childhood to independent living, using theatre as a way of building confidence.
Why I work at NPC
NPC asks big questions about the charity sector. It is brilliant working with so many people driven to support the sector in the long run.